May 22, 2015


David L. Walker


David L. Walker, 77, 0f Elyria, passed away Saturday, July 6, 2013, at EMH Healthcare, following a brief illness. He was born September 13, 1935 in Lorain and was a lifelong Elyria resident. Dave was the owner-operator of Real Cleaners in Elyria for many years, retiring in 1997. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Read More…

Maudie P. Thompson


Maudie P. Thompson, 91, of Oberlin, passed away Monday, July 8, 2013 at New Life Hospice in Lorain. She was born November 10, 1921 in Louisa, Kentucky. Maudie was a member of the Red Hats at Welcome Nursing Home, and the Senior Citizens Club of Oberlin. She enjoyed gardening and her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Read More…

Richard Ernest Hirth


Richard Ernest Hirth, 79, lifelong resident of Elyria, was called home by the Lord on Sunday, July 7, 2013 at Life Care Center in Elyria, following a year long battle with cancer. He was born July 13, 1933. He graduated from Elyria High School in 1952 and was a member of the reunion committee. Mr. Read More…

Feds seized more than $2 million from pharmacies

The Medicine Center on Cleveland Street in Elyria on May 10.

Federal authorities seized nearly $2.3 million in bank deposits and cash, as well as three cars and two homes as part of their investigation into drug trafficking and money laundering at two discount pharmacies in Elyria and Lorain that were raided in May, according to documents filed in federal court last week. Federal and state Read More…

Aleris International to add 10 to 15 jobs at Elyria plant

ELYRIA — Elyria’s gain is Hammond, Ind.’s, loss. Officials at Aleris International, a Beachwood-based aluminum manufacturer, announced Monday the company will relocate 10 to 15 jobs from a soon-to-close Indiana plant to its Elyria facility that could come close to doubling the current workforce. No timetable was given for the move to the Huron Street Read More…

Councilman Richard Jaenke remembered for service


NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Fellow Council members and others remember Richard Jaenke as a thoughtful man who took his role as a public servant seriously. Jaenke, 78, died Friday at home after a battle with cancer. A four-term councilman, he was someone who preferred to focus on others instead of himself. “That was a testament to Read More…

Summer crops are bountiful, but late-season vegetables could be in jeopardy if rain continues

Patrick Fenik and his son, Adam, 9, show off their corn Monday. (CT photo by Bruce Bishop.)

Lorain County can thank the excessive rain for the bountiful crops available at local farms. In June, the Greater Cleveland area saw a total of 7.90 inches of rain, which is above the 4.47 inches that is average for the month, according to the National Weather Service’s statistics. Many farms reported reaping the benefits of Read More…

Cavaliers: Andrew Bynum visits, reportedly offered 2-year, $24 million deal

Andrew Bynum, left, sits with former Philadelphia coach Doug Collins last season. Bynum was injured and didn’t play a game all season. (AP file photo.)

CLEVELAND — Andrew Bynum hasn’t played in an NBA game since May 21, 2012, but he remains one of the most coveted centers in the league. Not surprisingly, the 7-footer with chronic knee problems also sits atop the Cavaliers’ offseason wish list. On Monday, Bynum reciprocated their interest by meeting with general manager Chris Grant Read More…

Jimmy Haslam plans to own Browns ‘for a long time’

Mike Lombardi, center, the Cleveland Browns' vice president of player personnel, listens as owner Jimmy Haslam, right, speaks during a press conference at the NFL football team's practice facility in Berea, Ohio on Jan. 18, 2013. Browns' CEO Joe Banner looks on, left. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

Browns owner Jimmy Haslam has faced uncertain times since the FBI and IRS raided the Knoxville, Tenn., headquarters of Pilot Flying J on April 15. Haslam has once again sought to bring some clarity to at least part of the situation — his future with the Browns. A spokesman for Haslam said Monday that Haslam Read More…

OGSO District: Keystone M.P.W. shines bright on a wet night


NORTH RIDGEVILLE — It takes more than a little rain to stop Keystone M.P.W. A pregame downpour and a steady rain over the last two innings didn’t prevent Keystone from defeating Columbia Morlock Bros 15-4 in Class A in the opening night of the OGSO district tournament. Keystone M.P.W. was the only team to get Read More…